Dolton turning to sheriff to fight co...

Dolton turning to sheriff to fight corruption

There are 19 comments on the WHBF-TV Rock Island story from May 31, 2013, titled Dolton turning to sheriff to fight corruption. In it, WHBF-TV Rock Island reports that:

Officials of the Chicago suburb of Dolton are turning to the Cook County sheriff's department to help them combat corruption the village's government.

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Paula Perkins

Melrose Park, IL

#1 Jun 7, 2013
I dont know whats going on here in Dolton but I have lived here for almost 19 years and now all of a sudden Dolton Police are going block to block ticketing cars for being parked on the wrong side of the street. No warning, no newsletters nothing. The city is broke so now they are doing what ever they can to make money.
dont judge the past

Chicago, IL

#2 Jun 7, 2013
how far can the cook county sheriff really stretch themselves out ford heights now they will take over calls in dolton i thought they were working on a limited budget like alot of other departments
Stranger Things

Harvey, IL

#3 Jun 7, 2013
Yes we need to find out what it is costing the tax payers for Dart to povide these services. If the FEDS are doing the Dorchester why can't they just continue on with the other items. It smells funny out here; Dolton has always had the help of the Cook County Sheriff back when Chief FOx was on duty. NOW for The TOP DOG Dart to come to Dolton someting is amiss. He is not just here because they think someone did the wrong thing. Runing for a special office or something; now I read the paper he is offering to help Harvey in the Chicago Sun Times article. Is he double dipping and how is his officers getting overtime I thought everyone in government was broke. Wake up Doltonites there is more to the story. Just saying.
dont judge the past

Chicago, IL

#4 Jun 8, 2013
stranger things I AGREE
educate yourselves

Tinley Park, IL

#5 Jun 10, 2013
Good lord people!!!! The sheriffs office has special units for investigating different crimes, thats their specialty. The village of Dolton is paying nothing for the countys help, its part of the corrucption division and their investigations. The FEDS are investigating the Dorchester because it was a federal grant that was used to remodle the Dorchester, they havent taken it over!! Also the sheriffs and only providing aid patroling in Dolton, not takingover calls!!
BTW

Chicago, IL

#6 Jun 11, 2013
Paula Perkins wrote:
I dont know whats going on here in Dolton but I have lived here for almost 19 years and now all of a sudden Dolton Police are going block to block ticketing cars for being parked on the wrong side of the street. No warning, no newsletters nothing. The city is broke so now they are doing what ever they can to make money.
Paula, weeks ago a new paper called The Dolton Sentinel came out. It had multiple articles including one about the new police chief with his photo included. There was also a warning that parking enforcement was going to start for village stickers and other offenses. They need to put out information in more places but it was definitely in that paper.
dude

United States

#7 Jun 11, 2013
BTW wrote:
<quoted text>Paula, weeks ago a new paper called The Dolton Sentinel came out. It had multiple articles including one about the new police chief with his photo included. There was also a warning that parking enforcement was going to start for village stickers and other offenses. They need to put out information in more places but it was definitely in that paper.
Why fo people have to be told to park your car correctly and get your village sticker like everyone else? There has to be a warning? I thought that came in drivers ed? It just shows the PD have not been doing their job.
dont judge the past

Chicago, IL

#8 Jun 11, 2013
educate yourselves wrote:
Good lord people!!!! The sheriffs office has special units for investigating different crimes, thats their specialty. The village of Dolton is paying nothing for the countys help, its part of the corrucption division and their investigations. The FEDS are investigating the Dorchester because it was a federal grant that was used to remodle the Dorchester, they havent taken it over!! Also the sheriffs and only providing aid patroling in Dolton, not takingover calls!!
read the article at the top of the page it says dart and i quote says that eventually his officers will take over 911 calls i understand the stuff abouts the feds and the specialty unit of the cook county sheriff but my point is that the county ha a budget and i believe that they are short staffing themselves by helping all of these other depts
Annie Perkins-Clifton

Calumet City, IL

#9 Jun 19, 2013
Paula Perkins wrote:
I dont know whats going on here in Dolton but I have lived here for almost 19 years and now all of a sudden Dolton Police are going block to block ticketing cars for being parked on the wrong side of the street. No warning, no newsletters nothing. The city is broke so now they are doing what ever they can to make money.
I totally agree. I've lived here for 29 yrs and this is the lowest - nothing has been the same since Mayor Peck passed away. It appears they want the senior citizens who are on a fixed income, to cut their grass at a certain time of the day and then have the audacity to lie about the date a ticket was first issued for grass cutting. As soon as I can,I am getting out of Dodge. This is not happiness, this is hell. just saying
Dolton Eagle Eye

Baltimore, MD

#10 Jun 25, 2013
So, do the tickets carry a warning or a fine? It's true that they have just begun ticketing for parking on the wrong side of the street but we can't complain about that. What we can complain about are these ridiculous water bills. Shaw and Lewis stole the money and now we must pay. The new mayor really should have these folks investigated and start with the ladies in the water department. They act like it's a chore to get up and come to the window so that you can pay your bill. Good grief!

Since: Jul 12

Dolton, IL

#11 Jun 25, 2013
Yes it's true about the tickets for wrong side parking. I went outside this morning and found a ticket on my car for what looks to be a $150 fine and if late then it's $250. I've been parking that way for years and all the sudden now they want to fine me for it ? In my old neighborhood in the city, they didn't do crap like this .It's ridiculous and shows a sign of desperation and underhandedness on Dolton's part. The reason they don't broadcast this new law is because they know they wont make money like that. They are hoping you dont know abour it so they can fine you. The police are slow when you call them but quick to put a ticket on your car for some nonsense garbage.
Friday

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Jun 26, 2013
The village is effing broke!! Dolton will now make its residents pay for its lack of sense of its own accounting!
Joker

Manhattan, IL

#13 Jun 26, 2013
Parking left hand wheel to curb is not a new law. Maybe you should go back to driver's education LeoLion84

Since: Jul 12

Dolton, IL

#14 Jun 26, 2013
Joker wrote:
Parking left hand wheel to curb is not a new law. Maybe you should go back to driver's education LeoLion84
Joker you have the perfect name because you are a joke. Either you are slow or can't read or both. Maybe you need to go back and get your G.E.D. Either way just proved my point. If it's always been the "law" then why are they all of the sudden enforcing it now? Smells of desperation to me. Now go crawl back in your hole and go find a better argument and then come back because the one you just came with is very very weak.

Since: Jul 12

Dolton, IL

#15 Jun 26, 2013
Friday wrote:
The village is effing broke!! Dolton will now make its residents pay for its lack of sense of its own accounting!
What will they think of next. If your car is parked to far from the curb or to close to the curb they'll fine you. Tinted windows on your car, they'll fine you.No snow tires on your car? Fine fine fine !
Joker

Manhattan, IL

#16 Jun 27, 2013
Last time I checked Leo, Dolton is full of section 8 trash so you are the one in fact living in a "hole" as you like to say. And as far as getting parking tickets is concerned, maybe you should obey the law and you will not receive any.

Maybe they just started enforcing the law because enough law abiding citizens have complained and have had enough of you parking your car like a jack ass. Despite what you believe, The village is making little to no money on parking tickets. I would imagine that for every ten tickets issued only 2-3 actually pay the fine because the section 8 trash you are surrounded by can not pay parking tickets with a LINK card.
Spanish Inquisition

Dolton, IL

#17 Jun 27, 2013
I was at the meeting last time and the time before, and they're saying that the Sheriff is going to do 911 calls for free? That it save $800,000, but doesn't that mean that the residents will be paying two times? My girl lives here, and I stay with her when I'm not working (I drive a truck)she's a dispatcher in another town and she says she still get charged on the phone bill for 911 and she still pays the same amount of property taxes, so what up with that? What's next? Sheriff's instead of police?
dont judge the past

Chicago, IL

#18 Jun 27, 2013
Spanish Inquisition wrote:
I was at the meeting last time and the time before, and they're saying that the Sheriff is going to do 911 calls for free? That it save $800,000, but doesn't that mean that the residents will be paying two times? My girl lives here, and I stay with her when I'm not working (I drive a truck)she's a dispatcher in another town and she says she still get charged on the phone bill for 911 and she still pays the same amount of property taxes, so what up with that? What's next? Sheriff's instead of police?
don't believe that lie somebody has to pay for it if you look at the chicago tribune today it says that the county budget will have a 152 million dollar shortage so how can they afford to not charge dolton and give them free service doesn't dolton have it's own police department why can't they answer they own calls
rhondawalker53

Chicago, IL

#19 Sep 12, 2015
Dolton police are a joke, we called them at least 10 times for domestic violence and they didn't even try to help my daughter did everything until she had to move ,we went to move her the guy came with his gang members and attacked my lil nephew just for helping her move hitting him in the face and brandishing a gun threatening us all ,we fled and called Dolton police they talked to us so badly and when I tried to point them out themg they told me they didn't come over here for no bullshit and picking at nobody get urr stuff and go you got 5 minutes to get her thing ,then said you can come fill out a complaint, I asked them for what will it go with the other30 we already did so I said I was gonna report them they said what all fuck her they need to all be removed I told the officer my dad was also a county sheriff he said so ducking what he ain't one here in Dolton

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